Cash And Cash Equivalents

The Economic Times  Nov 21  Comment 
Ebix said it expects the transaction to add to its earnings immediately, and has funded the deal using its cash reserves.
The Economic Times  Oct 27  Comment 
PSUs are generating huge cash flows and are sitting on substantial cash reserves.
The Economic Times  Oct 23  Comment 
The government has asked many PSUs to fund special dividend from their cash reserves.
The Economic Times  Sep 14  Comment 
The consideration received from the transaction is $1.8 mn, post additional dividend disbursement of $9.1mn from the cash reserves, Cyient said in a BSE filing.
Insurance Journal  Jul 7  Comment 
Swiss Re is switching the entire $130 billion it holds in liquid assets to track ethical indices, the latest move towards principled investments by the insurance industry. The world’s second-largest reinsurer is 90 percent of the way through...
Channel News Asia  Jul 6  Comment 
Swiss Re is switching the entire US$130 billion it holds in liquid assets to track ethical indices, the latest move towards principled investments by the insurance industry.
Financial Times  Jun 12  Comment 
Figures highlight reluctance to invest or hire, despite increasing public criticism
WA Business News  Jun 9  Comment 
Tribune Resources and Rand Mining will empty their cash reserves to pay out inaugural dividends to their shareholders, with their shared managing director to reap $3.1 million.
The Economic Times  May 29  Comment 
The deal is structured as an all-cash tender financed with the existing cash reserves of TeamLease, a company release said, adding the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
WA Business News  May 3  Comment 
Nano-satellite maker Sky and Space Global has bolstered its cash reserves after completing a $10 million capital raising.


Cash and cash equivalents are assets in actual cash or quickly convertible to cash

Cash and cash equivalents are the most liquid current assets found on a company's balance sheet. They are assets that are easily and quickly converted into cash or are, in fact, cash. It should be noted that while functionally "cash equivalents" are eponymously equivalent to cash, this is not literally true; the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) defines "cash equivalents" as highly liquid securities with maturity of 3 months or less. As such, a three-month treasury bill would be considered a cash equivalent.

A company's ability to generate cash a keep cash and cash equivalents is a primary indicator of its health. Companies with disproportionately high net assets relative to its cash and cash equivalents is generally an indication of non-liquidity.

For individual investors and companies, cash and cash equivalents are generally considered to be a safe investment with low risk and low returns. That is to say, maintaining significant assets in cash and cash equivalents (rather than investing them in securities or back into the company) is a low-risk investment strategy.


Examples of cash and cash equivalents are:

  • Cash in a bank account
  • Physical cash on hand
  • Certain Treasury Bills
  • money market instrument

Cash and Cash Equivalents data on Wikinvest

Wikinvest calculates Cash and Cash Equivalents by including cash at hand, restricted cash and gold bullions (except in the case of gold producing companies). Short-term investments such as commercial paper, T-bills or time deposits are included under the metric short-term investments.

The result may be different from other finance web portals (such as Yahoo! Finance) due to a different treatment of short-term investments. Cash For Gold Belfast

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